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Qing Dynasty Wealth Gap

Photo collection of the wealthy and poor people's everyday life in the later stage in Qing dynasty, documented by unnamed western visitors.


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Photo of an upper class couple
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rare color photo of Cixi who was a Chinese  empress dowager  and  regent  who effectively controlled the Chinese government in the late  Qing dynasty  for 47 years,
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harem woman
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Chinese high rank officer  善耆  had his photo taken.
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A formal photograph of empress Cixi at the imperial palace
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photograph of busy market shortly before the fall of Qing dynasty
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A little boy outside eating food, his abnormal big head is likely cause by illness.
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a female operating a machine that can squeeze out water from clothes. 
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She is considered pretty in today's standard
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This photograph accurately reflects the living condition of the poor, There are many more people like him who live on the street the entire life.
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A upper class man inside his sedan carried by two men
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The photograph depicts two old men playing the traditional Chinese chess-XiangQi.
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A prisoner being held by prison guards.
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At the time, polygamy was legal, and it was fairly common to see high status man married multiple wife.
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Life of the poor. Keep in mind Qing dynasty is considered as one of the wealthiest countries at the time.
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Peeress
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Formal photograph of an obese official  
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Photograph of market place in the late Qing dynasty
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People smoking opium in the opium store
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An upper class man with his new born baby
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The photograph depicts a group of poor villagers with leprosy disease.
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Portraiture of an official 
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Qing soldiers
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Foot binding  was the Chinese custom of applying tight wrappings to the feet of young girls to modify their shape and size
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people participate in street gambling.
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This is how people seeking medical treatment but can't afford to hire a real doctor. 
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Photograph captioned vendor selling fresh produce on the street
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Formal portraiture of a high status officer 
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notable family's luxurious wedding
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water carrier
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opium really took off in China, which might have indirectly contribute to the collapse of qingdynasty.
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Cixi and her servants
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A homeless man lose his feet due to lepriasis disease, sitting at his "house"
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The photograph depicts a young boy selling straw sandals
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